Excavation and foundation work on 29th & 5th, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s proposed skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street, gets deeper below the streets of NoMad. A number of excavators and piling machines are actively digging and inserting long metal pilings into the earth at the site, which is just five blocks south of the Empire State Building and almost on the centerline of the 88-year-old Art Deco icon. BIG’s project is being developed by HFZ Capital Group and is slated to rise 551 feet tall and 34 stories.
Photos looking through and above the construction fence show the state of activity. The length of the site running east to west gives a good indication of how wide of a footprint the upcoming edifice will have.
The NoMad skyscraper will yield a total of 300,000 square feet and incorporate shear glass walls and staggered outdoor terraces along the eastern elevation. The rendering below is a view looking south toward Lower Manhattan and gives a depiction of the stacked terraces.
29th & 5th is close to a number of subways including the R and W trains at the 28th Street-Broadway station to the west, and the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and PATH trains to the north at Herald Square. Madison Square Park, Eataly, and a number of great dining options in the Flatiron District are a short walk to the south, while a large quantity of cafes, food halls, and restaurants in Koreatown are only three streets to the north on West 32nd Street.
29th & 5th is slated to be completed in the spring of 2023, as indicated on the construction fence post.